Remission, redemption, purged, cleansed, renewed, purified, justified, rectified, solidified, indemnified, fortified and upon stepping through the curtain of time that releases mankind from the restraint of his mortality—glorified. These are all verbs. Action words that move and define the condition and position of all who accept Jesus Christ.
Have you taken stock in what these verbs really mean for you? They define the action placed upon your life when you receive the gift Christ offered you on the cross of Calvary. Your action to accept this gift places you in a position to receive life everlasting with a loving Creator who will pour out His blessings on you forever. Who in their right mind would not choose everlasting life?
That's just it; apart from Christ a person does not have a right mindset. It has been darkened by sin's hold on their life. His word says, "God is light and in Him is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him, and walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. But if we walk in the light as He is in the light, we have fellowship with one another, and the blood of Jesus Christ His Son cleanses us from all sin," 1 John 1:5-7 (NKJV).
His word also tells us that today is the day of salvation.
"Beware, brethren, lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief in departing from the living God; but exhort one another daily, while it is called "Today," lest any of you be hardened through the deceitfulness of sin. For we have become partakers of Christ if we hold the beginning of our confidence steadfast to the end, while it is said:
Today, if you will hear His voice, Do not harden your hearts as in the rebellion," Hebrews 3:12-15.
The invitation to accept Jesus is for all who will come. Jesus was sent by God to die on the cross to set us free from sin's captivity. God cannot and will not condone sin. In fact He condemns it. Sin is everything God is not which is why He had to look away and turn His back on His Son who took the sin of the whole world upon Himself that we might have life and be cleansed from sin.
Without choosing the freewill offering God has held out to us by the shed blood, obedience and death of Jesus Christ we are dead in our sins and trespasses. This will afford us a one-way ticket to an everlasting place of condemnation reserved for Satan and his angels and all who choose his side. So, whose side will you choose?
At the FaithWritersJesusPage and FaithWriters websites you will find a wealth of information about the God-man Jesus Christ and God's plan of redemption. Visit these sites now and become new, for today is the day of salvation. Amen!